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November 5, 2010

Join The 49 Club!

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We are now taking names to join this elite club where both you and Plymouth Argaum RFC can be winners! The 49 Club is based on the Saturday Lotto bonus ball. As there are only 49 bonus balls there are 49 opportunities for to join the club!

The holder of each number of the bonus ball drawn will win each week’s prize of £25!!

To join the 49 Club each ball can be purchased for £4.50 per month payable via standing order.
Numbers can be purchased by individuals or you could share the cost by buying with a friend or team mate or join as a syndicate!

The weekly 49 Club will commence when all bonus balls have been signed up and paid for.

Please contact ANOther for selecting your number and standing order mandate
Or catch me at the club on Tues nights and match days.

Tiger CubsArgaum Ladies and their HelpersArgaum Ladies were busy last weekend when they opened up the pitch-side refreshment facility at Bickleigh Down. To celebrate the occasion the ladies together with an entourage of children had their faces painted with the club's famous Tiger Mascot. The much needed facility has been made available by the powering up of the container together with a huge amount of work, put in by the ladies, to clear and tidy the general area. Many thanks to all those involved and let's hope it continues to be a great success.

Plymouth Argaum's Junior Section, The Tigers, is about to launch a new team for 2010-11 season at the Under 13 age-group. Pre-season training for the team starts at the club's Bickleigh Down base at 6:30 pm on Wednesday 28th July. Players of all abilities and experience are invited to training provided they are entering School Year 8 in September 2010. For more details please contact Mark Albiston 07914 360949 or Richard Belli 07964 758903 or visit the club website at The club is also looking for more players at Under 16 and Colt level whilst Senior pre-season training has been underway for a number of weeks.  



July 13, 2010

Charity Fund Raiser

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The John Stevens Trophy
Plymouth Argaum RFC vs 29 Commando RA
Brickfields Sports Ground 9/Sept KO 1930hrs

The long awaited Help for Heroes Fund raiser match between Plymouth Argaum RFC and 29 Commando RA will now be held on Thursday 9th September at Brickfields Sports Ground, home of Plymouth Albion RFC. Tickets for this match will be sold on the night and will cost £5 per adult while children under 16 go free. The bar should be open from 6pm. All monies from this event will go directly to Help for Heroes.
Plymouth Argaum RFC will be sporting new “black” kit especially procured for this event, while 29 Commando will be in their traditional green colours. Plymouth Argaum would like to thank Delta Security Ltd, Apex Care Solutions Ltd, Handley Refrigeration Ltd and for their sponsorship of the new kit.
Argaum Club Captain and event organiser Paul Symons would also like to thank Graham Dawe of Plymouth Albion for allowing this event to take place at Brickfields.
The John Stevens Trophy

The John Stevens Trophy is named after Mr. John “Stevo” Stevens who was a former member of both Plymouth Argaum RFC and 29 Commando Regt RA. In 29 Cdo’ he saw active service in Bosnia, Afghanistan and spent many years on the Commando Training team training young recruits. Sadly he passed away on 27th February 2009 from cancer aged 34 years. He is missed by all those who knew him. (please see

Following the AGM on Tuesday, Plymouth Argaum RFC would like to welcome it's new committee for the 2010-10 season.  New members, namely Annie Sillitoe, Mark Handley, Michelle Watson, Wayne Liddle and Mike Wood will be resuming duties as of now.

Plymouth Argaum Committee Members 2010-11:

Chairman: Chris Sillitoe

Vice Chair: Mark Handley

Secretary: Annie Sillitoe

Treasurer: Neil Bond

Club Captain: Paul Symons 

Junior Chair: Dave Sansom

Junior Rep: Richard Belli

Coach: Howell Phillips

Team Manager: Dave Fuge

Fixture Secretary: Mike Wood

Membership Secretary: Wayne Liddle

Social Secretary: Michelle Watson

Press/Media/Website: Richard Belli

Grants Liaison:  Jason Chinn

Auditor: Kevin Anderson

Groundsman: TBA

That time of year again guys...  The Plymouth Argaum AGM will be held at the ClubHouse at 7pm on Tuesday 22nd June.  Please make every effort to attend...  All members welcome.  Thankyou>

The Argaum seniors met on Friday afternoon at the clubhouse for a few “warm ups” before departing for Bristol. Once the team eventually arrived after needing to stop for several “comfort and refreshment” breaks across most of Devon and Somerset the lads dressed up as English Knights to celebrate St George’s day and moved towards downtown Bristol to sample the local culture and taken on board some much needed fluids.

March 17, 2010

Big Lottery Funding

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Plymouth Argaum are today proud to announce that the club has received a grant of £8500 from the Big Lottery Fund . The funding is to support renewal and upgrading of the club facilities, focussing in particular on the trackway leading up to the pitches and pitchside lighting. Work will be undertaken to tidy up the area next to the pitchside equipment enclosure and provide a lean-to for supporters to have shelter in inclement weather. Rewiring of the lighting and powering up of the enclosure will enable pitch-side refreshments to be served. The work will not only be of benefit to the rugby club but to all other users of the facilities such as dog agility, football and horse-riding. The enhanced facilities will enable more community events to be held and also allow Argaum to host training sessions for DIstrict Representative squads. The grant was obtained for the club by Jason Chinn who is also acting as Project Manager for the work undertaken. Further details will be released in the press shortly and progress of the work shown on this site.

A sucessfull first half of the season has seen Argaum exceed expectations and qualify for the Devon 1 league playoffs!  Salcombe ended up runaway leaders with Tamar Saracens, pre-season favourites coming a strong second.  Argaum were early season contenders, but a strong finish to the first half of the league saw Plymouth Barbarians clinch 3rd, helped by in influx of signings from Devonport Services.  The final spot was snatched by DHSOB, who seemingly if you believed the comments of their press rep throughout the season, had mountains to overcome, constantly.  Unfortunately, Old Technicians never made the cut, along with Dartmouth, St Columba and Plym Vic. league_table.jpg
February 3, 2010

Safe Trip Boys!

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42 Commando BadgeYou may be aware that three Plymouth Argaum players will shortly be off to Afghanistan. They are 1st XV Skipper Josh Theophanides, Jamie White and Johnathon Taaffe, 3 of the Royal Marines who have done so much to turn around the club's fortunes this season. There will be a Farewell Get Together up at the club this coming Saturday starting at 5pm (England v Wales match screened in the clubhouse). 

I'm sure you would join me in thanking all 3 players for their effort this season and wish them a safe journey. 

Please note that there is no senior match on Saturday (why not come up and support the colts against Devonport services at 2:30) but there is a vets game on Sunday against DHSOB , please let Symo know of your availability. 

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